A behind-closed-doors Diamond League event entitled the “Impossible Games” is set to be held in place of the traditional Oslo meeting in June, organisers have announced.
The competition, scheduled for June 11, is due to feature a host of top names and will conform with coronavirus pandemic guidelines in Norway.
It will also include a world 400 metres hurdles record attempt from Norway’s double world champion Karsten Warholm and a pole vault contest between world record holder Armand Duplantis and French star Renaud Lavillenie.
The announcement of the event came after Diamond League meetings in Eugene and Paris – which had been due to take place on June 7 and 13 respectively – were called off because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
All competitions on this season’s Diamond League calendar have been postponed or suspended due to the virus.
The event in Oslo is the next on the schedule, followed by the Anniversary Games in London on July 4 to 5, which could also be pushed back in light of continued concerns over the pandemic.